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Ka Lahui Hawai'i backs Hanabusa
Ka Lahui Hawai'i, the self-proclaimed nation of Hawai'i, is endorsing state Sen. Colleen Hanabusa for U.S. Congress in the 2nd Congressional District covering rural O'ahu and the Neighbor Islands.
Hanabusa and 43 other candidates are running in a special election Jan. 4 to fill the late Patsy Mink's seat in the 108th Congress.
Ka Lahui spokeswoman Lehua Kinilau said organization members will put up signs, sign wave and hold forums in Hawaiian communities to support Hanabusa's candidacy.
"Colleen has been so supportive and has a proven track record on Hawaiian issues," Kinilau said.
Two local masons' unions also announced their endorsement of Hanabusa yesterday: The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers, Local 1; and the Operative Plasters and Cement Mason's International.
The Hawai'i Teamsters Local 996 endorsed Hanabusa last week.
Mink died of viral pneumonia Sept. 28. Voters elected her posthumously Nov. 5, triggering the special election.
Holiday concert tickets available
The Salvation Army has a limited number of complimentary tickets still available for its Christmas concert, "A Glorious Story," at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, at Blaisdell Concert Hall.
The concert features the Leeward Community Gospel Choir, Island Brass Band, Leeward Performing Arts classes, Devotion-In-Motion, Wai'anae Christian Ohana, ARC Praise, Leeward Singing Co., Kauluwela Praise Band, Chuukese Choir and ATS Praise Team.
Although the tickets are free, donations are accepted. For information call 487-1636.
Ex-party leader to speak at UH
Richard Port, former chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawai'i, will speak on "The Road from Here," at a meeting of the Americans for Democratic Action at 7 p.m. Friday at the Biography Center in the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's Henke Hall.
The group will also discuss issues for the coming year.
For more information, call 946-3476.
'Fiddler on the Roof' extended
"Fiddler on the Roof," playing at Windward Community College's Paliku Theatre, has been extended another week due to popular demand.
The new performances are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 20 and 21. Reserved seats are $25. General admission is $20 for seniors, students, military and University of Hawai'i faculty and staff.
On Dec. 13 play director Ron Bright, will lead the orchestra, filling in for his son, musical director Clarke Bright, who has a commitment at Kamehameha Schools.
For reservations and information call Windward Community College at 235-7433. For tickets, call 526-4400. Tickets can also be purchased at all TicketPlus outlets, including Foodland, the Blaisdell Center box office and the UH Campus Center.
Search on for Maui windsurfer
The Coast Guard searched the waters off Kihei, Maui, late last night for a missing windsurfer.
Maui Fire Department officials notified the Coast Guard at 6:10 p.m. that a 47-year-old woman from Vancouver, B.C., was a mile south of Sugar Beach and drifting out to sea. A 25-foot boat from the Coast Guard's Maui station began the search and was joined by an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter, C-130 airplane and the cutter Assateague from O'ahu.
Also assisting in the operation was a boat and helicopter from the Maui Fire Department.
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Tyler Johnson said the Assateague would search through the night and be joined by the helicopter and C-130 at first light today.